Scandinavians and sleeping naked

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    I'm from Norway and recently I read in an article that Scandinavians have the biggest amount of people that sleep in the nude compared to the number of inhabitants. This is a world wide survey which says that one third of all Scandinavians sleep naked. I often sleep naked myself, but I wonder why it is like that? Are we more free minded or something...? :rolleyes:

    PS: We are also the people in the world who brushes our teeth most often before we go to bed :tongue:
     
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    Flannel sheets?
     
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    I sleep naked year-round unless I'm sick and have since I got out of college. All-cotton or linen sheets make things very comfy. Speaking of flannel, I have a wonderful set of German flannel sheets and they're heavenly :veryhappy:
     
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    Of course I brush my teeth at night and sleep naked.
    And I'm Swedish.
     
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    Wait a minute...doesn't everybody brush their teeth before they go to bed (except maybe my kids if they can get away without it?)????

    I'm grossed out thinking people don't brush...
     
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    I have a theory. Its cold up there in the scandinavian area. You people sleep naked because it helps you stay warmer. Don't they ever tell you, "wear layers of loose clothing when its cold outside" Wearing something that is tight is bad for keeping in the warmth. So you take off the clothes! makes sense to me ^_^
     
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    I usually sleep with at least some underwear or pyjama pants on. If I'm completely nude it's hard for me to fall asleep for some reason :p.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder if it has something to do with cold temperatures. I've seen this topic argued before on outdoor forums in relation to whether or not it's advisable to wear clothing inside one's sleeping bag during very cold weather. The majority of replies seems to favor the no-clothes option for greatest warmth.

    Then again, it could be a cultural preference, or perhaps some combination of cultural and environmental factors. Is nude sleeping common in other cold areas of the world?
     
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    While I am partly of Swedish extraction, i have dated women from all of the Scandinavian countries and they all slept naked. I can't expound on that, just saying what i have known. (but i did appreciate that).
     
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    Maybe it also has something to do with a more relaxed attitude to nudity as well - sauna being just one example where nudity is a sensible and accepted natural way to be, without any sexual element to it.
     
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    i sleep naked in the summer
     
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    Perhaps my family ancestry is Swedish? ;)

    I've slept nude since I was out of diapers....the benefits of growing up in a nudist family.
     
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    I don't know if it's correct that more scandinavians sleep naked?
    And I have no idea why in that case. Possibly one reason is a more relaxed attitude to nudity. I would say that the attitude to nudity is FAR more relaxed than what seems to be the case in US.
    Nevertheless, I always sleep naked!
     
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    I think that bendigoboi is right scandinavians are far more relaxed about nudity and therefore they dont mind being in the buff and sleeping in the buff. Wish I was scandinavian! :smile:
     
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    I am not originaly scandinavian. Didnt sleep naked before I moved to Denmark but now I do....hmmm....so there might be something about that. Not sure what though :rolleyes:
     
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    Yay For the Danish!!!:wink:
     
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    I'm American and have Norwegian ancestry, and I sleep naked.

    I'm surprised that 1/3 of people sleeping naked is the highest in the world. I would even assume that at least half of Americans sleep naked. I know plenty of folks that do, maybe it's just the crowd I run with though.
     
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    Once a couple settles in, gets 2.5 cars and 1.7 kids, I think that Pyjammas become the norm because whenever the parents have to get up in the middle of the night to tender to their kids/babies, they don't want to be naked in front of their kids.

    Or when they get up in morning, if they are in pyjammas, then can go down to the kitchen to get breakfast etc before going up to take shower and get dressed.

    When you sleep naked, you tend to get up, take shower, get dressed and then get breakfast.
     
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    I sleep naked the year around, and I'm an American whose ancestors
    (Scandinavian, Russian via England) arrived here in the early 1600's.
    My father slept in the nude, as did his father and my mother's father,
    but my mother didn't. Don't know about my grandmothers.

    It's cooler in the summer...and warmer in the winter. Family custom
    was to sleep with the bedroom windows open in the winter (no matter
    the temp outside), and I still do. I don't ever remember being cold
    during the night.
     
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    I am an Australian and I sleep nude. In summer in can get quite humid and sleeping nude is the only way to cope with that. I sleep nude all year round.
     
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